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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Key



Would that we each could find a key to open doors we'd never dream of opening on our own.

Imagine that you are walking along and there is a door -- it can be any type of door your mind dreams up.  BUT there seems to be a lock on the door and you are ready to walk by.  Looking down you see a key at your feet.



What might you find if you put the key in the lock and open that door?  Perhaps this new year, with all its possibilities and opportunities lying ahead, will provide you with just the right key.

"I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen." - Louisa May Alcott


Monday, January 9, 2017

Magic


What do you think when you hear the word "magic"?  For me the word conjures up good things.  I like to think that all the good things in my life are 'magic' and should be treated as such -- not taking anything for granted.  

Since we all know I'm a 'word junkie' -- I've decided to make "Magic" my word of this new year.  Each day I will reflect on all the magic in my life -- being thankful -- being in the moment -- living a 'magical' life.



The first 'magical' event was a video sent to me by my granddaughter showing my great grandson opening his first year birthday gifts.  Oh how adorable he is and what a gift he is to our family.

The second was the snow that came down and covered everything in beautiful white blankets.

The third was a new-to-me tea, flavored with Chamomile and Lavender.

Just think, more to come!  Yes, magic does exist!!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Farewell Autumn



We are officially into Winter now - but I'm behind the times, letting Autumn stay a little longer in my studio.

I crave the warm colors of Fall as Winter brings with it bare branchs, grey days, dampness and cold.

At least now I have a remnant of that most favorite season of mine. 

"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." - 
Yoko Ono

Monday, December 26, 2016

Silent Trees


The other day, as I looked out the kitchen window, I realized that the leaves on the trees were gone.  I was looking at the bare bones of the trees that share this small space with me.


For the first time in many months I could see beyond the trees.  I could see the blue sky. I could see each branch as it reached for the sky.



Some trees had tangled their branches with another -- as if reaching out to each other. Others stood proud showing just how very, very tall they are.  And I viewed them in silence and with awe that I should have this beautiful, magical forest outside my back door.

"When one sees the tree in leaf, one thinks the beauty of the tree is in its leaves, and then one sees the bare tree." - Sarah Brana Barak

Monday, December 19, 2016

Seek and Ye Shall Find



Somewhere in the forest, or along the tideline or in what looks like an empty desert expanse there is treasure.



Many of the treasures are overlooked and some are so well camouflaged they might never be seen.  

One of my upcoming new year resolutions is to 'pay attention' and to 'look'.  Its so easy to walk on by, or to ignore something right in front of me and then one day, the light hits it or my eyes and mind are really and truly open and there it is.

Life is beautiful!

"Look carefully, record what you see.  Find a way to make beauty necessary, find a way to make necessity beautiful." - Anne Michaels


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